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Basal Ganglia: Definition & Function

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Ganglia is a term that refers to:

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1. The basal ganglia is also properly known as the:

2. The basal ganglia helps a person perform _____ movements.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can test how much you know about the basal ganglia with this multiple-choice assessment. Quiz/worksheet topics include the term ganglia and another word for the basal ganglia.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These points will be addressed on the quiz:

  • Movements that are helped by the basal ganglia
  • Area of the brain that sends the basal ganglia a message to tell the rest of the body what to do
  • Location of the basal ganglia in the brain

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand the most important information from the lesson on the basal ganglia, including the movements of the body for which it's responsible
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a part of the brain that's referenced by the word 'ganglia'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about another term for the basal ganglia and where the basal ganglia is located in the brain

Additional Learning

Learn more about the brain and how it works with the accompanying lesson titled Basal Ganglia: Definition & Function. You'll have the chance to explore these topics in greater detail:

  • Executing things you've had to learn
  • Malfunctioning basal ganglia
  • Part of the brain linked with personality and judgement
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